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Accounting Coordinator Reg# 2020-33

Posted: 10/18/2020

Accounting Coordinator, Req# 2020-33
$54,912.00 Annually
St. Cloud, MN
Job Type
Job Number
Bargaining Unit
Total Weekly Hours
Weekly Schedule
Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends. This is a leadership position within the library, which may have varied work days and hours as necessary. A minimum 8 hour day and 5 day work week should be expected for this role.

Job Description
Under general direction, the Accounting Coordinator provides leadership and supervision for the Accounting department to support the library’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Oversees the daily operations of the Accounting department including budget preparation and reporting of financial performance to management and the Board of Trustees. As described in the Joint Powers Agreement and GRRL Board of Trustees Bylaws, this position serves as the Finance Manager.

Job Qualifications
The following are the regular duties for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
1.    Participates on the Leadership Support Team to develop, plan, and implement the GRRL Strategic Plan and regional cross-department initiatives related to the accounting function.
2.    Coordinates and participates on interview panels to interview applicants for job openings in the department and makes recommendation for hire.
3.    Maintains a high level of library services by training and coaching staff, evaluating job performance, and initiating personnel actions in conjunction with Human Resources.
4.    Coordinates schedules and directs the work of staff to operate efficiently and maintain adequate department coverage.
5.    Promotes communication and transparency with the GRRL Board of Trustees by preparing comprehensive financial and budget reports to the Board. May attend meetings and present information related to finances.
6.    Makes and implements recommendations to improve department processes and procedures.
7.    Prepares the base budget to assist the Executive Director in preparation of the budget.
8.    Compiles department budget estimates and requests and evaluates with the Executive Director for incorporation into the preliminary budget proposal.
9.    Prepares reports for informational purposes and to aid in decision making.
10. Coordinates the annual audit by preparing reports and gathering requested information to ensure a clean audit.
11. Oversees and completes accurate and timely accounting functions including accounts payable, month-end processing, and governmental reporting.  
12. Receives financial data from City members to assist the Executive Director with Maintenance of Effort reporting to State Library Services.
13. Manages investments, maintains cash receipts and disbursements and prepares financial statements as part of custodial duties delegated by the Board.
14. Ensures appropriate risk management techniques and financial controls are developed and complied with throughout the operation. Maintains the confidentiality of financial and personnel data.

Supplemental Information
Education and Experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, or equivalent
Two years of accounting experience including one year supervisory experience, public sector accounting experience preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and auditing principles and methods
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel and accounting software
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills with the ability to think strategically and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to lead change and innovation
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to develop, train and direct staff
Complexity of Work: Complex
Budget Responsibility: Assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget. Develops and monitors assigned budget items.
Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises Accounting Specialist.
Scope of Relationships (internal): Regular contact with library staff for informational purposes and to respond to issues. Participating member of Leadership Support Team.
Scope of Relationships (external): Occasional contact with Board members, auditors and service providers/vendors.

Additional Information
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It is GRRL’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, local human rights commission activity or any other basis protected by law. 
GRRL accommodates qualified persons with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including the application process. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 320-650-2513 or hr@grrl.lib.mn.us.  

Great River Regional Library
1300 W. St. Germain

St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56301